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Dystopian Reading List
  • Beth Revis

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-2011

    Across the Universe - 1

    AMY IS A CRYOGENICALLY FROZEN PASSENGER aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends -- and planet -- behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centau...

  • Ilsa J. Bick

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    Horror

    Sep-2011

    Ashes - 1

    IT COULD HAPPEN TOMORROW ... An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. For those spared, it's a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.... Desperate to find out what...

  • Lauren Oliver

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    Science Fiction

    Feb-2011

    Delirium - 1

    Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worr...

  • Veronica Roth

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    Science Fiction

    May-2011

    Divergent - 1

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue -- Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the in...

  • Diana Peterfreund

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2012

    The Reduced - 1

    It's been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology. Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago...

  • Suzanne Collins

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    Science Fiction

    Oct-2008

    Hunger Games - 1

    WINNING MEANS FAME AND FORTUNE. LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH. THE HUNGER GAMES HAVE BEGUN. IN THE RUINS of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh ...

  • Marie Lu

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2011

    Day and June - 1

    What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success...

  • James Dashner

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    Science Fiction

    Oct-2009

    Maze Runner - 1

    EVERYTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE... When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is empty. But he's not alone. When the l...

  • David Estes

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    Fantasy

    Jul-2012

    The Dwellers Saga - 1

    In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms. 17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sen...

  • Neal Shusterman

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    Horror

    Nov-2007

    Unwind Dystology - 1

    Connor, Risa and Lev are running for their lives. The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, ho...

  • John Marsden

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2004

    The Ellie Chronicles - 1

    THE WAR IS OVER, BUT THE FIGHTING GOES ON... For Ellie Linton, fighting is supposed to be a thing of the past. The raids, the ambushes, the gunfire -- she wants it all behind her. Being back on her family's farm is what's supposed to make the terr...

  • Lauren DeStefano

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    Fantasy

    Apr-2011

    The Chemical Garden Trilogy - 1

    By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Gene...

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